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1.‚±‚М а–ѕ `‚М“З‚Э•ы - Nitto Denko Corporation
DURAPRINTER SW
THERMAL PRINTER
Operator’ s Manual
・ SW
(400dpi)
・ SW−600 (600dpi)
[100V AC]
Rev.C
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Important Safeguard
Important Safety Instructions
Symbols
Various symbols are used in manuals (including this manual) and on the printer body to help you use this
product properly and to prevent harm to you and other people and the damages to the property. The symbols
and their meanings are shown below.
Warning
・・・This mark indicates that a death or a serious injury may occur
if you handle this printer improperly ignoring the warning.
Caution
・・・This mark indicates that a slight injury or damage to property may occur if
you handle this printer improperly, ignoring the caution.
Examples
△ shows that you must pay enough attention to something.
Sometimes this mark indicates a hazard or a warning.
The mark ○ shows that something is prohibited.
In ○, what is prohibited is shown specifically.
For example, the mark at the left shows that disassembly is prohibited.
● shows that you are required to do something.
● In the required act is shown specifically.
For example, the mark at the left shows that connection to a ground is required.
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For the safe use of this printer, the following safety precautions should always be followed.
Warnings
・Be sure to connect the ground. A leakage of current without the grounding may cause
an electric shock or a fire. If there is no grounding terminal, ask an electrician to set
up one. Do not use this printer without grounding.
・Be sure to use this printer at the rated power supply voltage. Do not use a multi-outlet
adapter to avoid an electric shock and a fire.
・Do not use an extension cord.
・Do not break damage or adapt the power cord.
It is also prohibited to put heavy materials on the cord and to yank or bend the cord
Excessively A damaged power cord may cause an electric shock or a fire.
・Set up the printer as close as possible to the receptacle so that you can easily unplug the
power cord under abnormal conditions.
・Do not disassemble or adapt the printer to avoid an electric shock or a fire.
・Follow the instructions on the manuals in maintenance and inspection.
Improper handling may cause an electric shock or a fire.
・When abnormal conditions such as smoke or abnormal odors coming from the machine
are encountered, turn the power off at once, unplug the power cord and then make
contact with your service representative. It may cause a fire or an electric shock to
keep using the printer under abnormal conditions.
・When some foreign material such as a piece of metal, water and other liquid goes into
the printer, turn the power off at once, unplug the power cord and then make contact
with your service representative. It may cause an electric shock or a fire to keep
using the printer under abnormal conditions
・Do not put a vase, a flower pot, a cup, or a case containing liquid on the
printer. The spilt water may cause an electric shock or a fire.
・Do not plug or unplug the power cord with moistened hands to avoid an electric shock.
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For the safe use of this printer, the following safety precautions should always be followed.
Cautions
・Do not place the printer where it will be exposed to dust, dirt and dampness to avoid a
fire or an electric shock.
・Avoid putting the printer on an unstable place such as an unsteady or an inclined rack
and so on. The printer may fall down or drop down on someone and may cause an
injury.
・Unplug the power cord before you move the printer. A damaged power cord may
cause a fire or an electric shock.
・If you do not use the printer for a long time, remove the line cord plug from the
receptacle for the safety reason.
・Whenever plugging or unplugging the power cord, always grasp the plug, not the cord
to avoid any damage to the cord.
A damaged power cord may cause a fire or an electric shock
・Take care not to burn your hands by touching the hot part inside the printer in clearing
a paper jam, replacing the paper, or cleaning.
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PREFACE
Thank you very much for your utilizing DURA PRINTER SW by NITTO DENKO.
DURA PRINTER SW is a thermal transfer label printer used with the specific labels/tags and ribbons.
This manual explains how to operate and control the DURA PRINTER SW so that you can use and maintain the printer
in an optimal fashion. Before attempting to use the printer, be sure to read this manual all of the way through.
Keep this manual and the Unpacking Instructions that are packaged with the printer in a safe place for future reference.
In order to use this printer with a personal computer, the printer must be connected to the personal computer via a SCSI
interface.
The requirements for using a SCSI interface are as follows:
・You must use an Adaptec SCSI host adapter (as of February, 2002)
Models:AVA-2915LP or AHA-2910C
For information on how to install the printer driver and on how to use the printer driver to set functions, refer to the
Setup Guide that is packed with the printer.
Note that due to our continuing efforts to improve and refine our products, the descriptions and illustrations provided in
this manual may differ slightly from your printer.
The Use of This Printer Outside Japan
This product is manufactured and sold on the prediction that it is used in Japan.
NITTO DENKO shall not be liable for the punishment inflicted by laws or regulations, accidents, and other
malfunctions outside Japan.
Voluntary Control for Interference by Information Technology Equipment
This equipment complies with the standards of Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information
Technology Equipment (VCCI) for a Class A information technology equipment.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user
will be required to take appropriate measures.
・“Windows” is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation of the U.S.
・“Adaptec” is a registered trademark of Adaptec, Inc.
・Other product names and company names that appear in this manual are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
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HANDLING OF DURATACK AND DURAINK
Thank you very much for utilizing DURA PRINTER SR by NITTO DENKO.
DURAPRINTER is the thermal transfer label printer used with specific labels/tags and ribbons.
The specific labels and ink ribbons are DURATACK series and DURAINK series.
Use non-recommended labels or ink ribbons at your own risk.
This document explains how to handle and operate the DURATACK and DURAINK.
Before attempting to use the labels and ink ribbons, be sure to read this manual all of the way through.
Incorrect handling or use may cause print quality degradation.
HANDLING OF DURATACK SERIES
1. Storage conditions
(1) Store the product in a well ventilated area at room temperature where it will not be exposed to direct sunlight.
(2) The warranty period is 6 months after delivered. After expiration of the warranty period verify the product
quality before use.
(3) Do not store in a vertical state. Store it in a horizontal state.
(4) Store product as individually packaged from manufacturer so as to prevent contamination.
(5) The product is wound loosely so as to prevent winding deformation. Do not rewind tightly when storing.
2. Handling
(1)DURATACK has the approved size with tolerance. It is required to adjust the deviation within tolerance
range by the following method (printer or application software).
Longitudinal direction (label size, pitch size): Adjustment of print position (up-down)
Lateral direction (Label size, liner left/right space): Adjustment of print position (left-right), setting of roll
holder and guide.
(2) Install according to operation manual for the printer that you use.
example: Position label centered on spindle to prevent ink ribbon wrinkle.
(3) Insure there is suitable combination of ink ribbon and label depending on size, material and print energy.
Unsuitable combination may cause print failure or malfunction.
(4) Do not touch the label surface (transfer surface) with your bare hand.
Oil is applied and impedes ink transfer, causing print failure.
(5) Some label rolls may have splicing areas on the liner. If the printer stops at the splicing area, restore the
normal state by using the SET TOF function (the operation differs depending on the printer).
(6) DURATACK series labels are not designed for printing process occurring in the following conditions:
outdoors, dusty environments or solvent/chemical splash locations. Print image quality is not guaranteed.
Dust causes print troubles.
(7) In principle provide the left/right and top/bottom space (about 1 mm each) in view of treatment tolerance,
label setting accuracy, printer label transfer accuracy, etc. If the format deviates outward from the label,
the dirty and breakage of thermal head, reduction of consumable parts life, or damage of ink ribbon may
be caused.
(8) There is incomplete print or some labels that are impossible to print on at the end of roll owing to specific
printer construction. In this case take the following measures:
Incomplete print: Re-print on the first label after replacement of label roll (in case of re-print mode setting).
Impossible to print: There are some surplus provision labels in a roll.
(9) When any option equipment such as printer synchronizing label peeling unit (peeler), label peeling machine,
auto cutter unit, etc., special treatment may be required.
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HANDLING OF DURAINK SERIES
1. Storage conditions
(1) Store the product in well ventilated area at room temperature where it will not be exposed to direct sunlight.
(2) The warranty period is 6 months after delivered.
After expiration of the warranty period verify the product quality before use.
(3) Store product as individually packaged from manufacturer so as to prevent contamination.
2. Handling
(1) Install according to operation manual for the printer that you use.
example: Position ribbon centered on spindle to prevent ink ribbon wrinkle.
(2) Insure there is suitable combination of ink ribbon and label depending on size, material and print energy.
Unsuitable combination may cause print failure or malfunction. Especially, if the size of ink ribbon is equal to
or smaller than the size of label liner resulting in ink ribbon wrinkles, print failure and reduction of consumable
parts life or thermal head life. Also, thermal head breakage may be caused due to dirty of thermal head.
(3) The DURAPRINTER series is designed so that the direct thermal paper can also be used.
Existence/nonexistence of ink ribbon is not detected
while printing direct thermal paper, and installation of ink ribbon does not cause error condition.
The sensor detects only the silver tape at the ink ribbon end, indicating empty error.
(4) As to the ink ribbon winding core, use the core that comes with the printer when it is newly purchased.
After that, use the used unwinding core as a winding core (rotation).
Be sure to discard the rewound ink ribbon and do not wind a new ink ribbon on it.
(5) DURAINK series ribbons are not designed for reuse. Print failure will occur.
(6) Do not touch the ink ribbon surface (transfer surface) with bare hands.
Oil is applied and impedes ink transfer, causing print failure.
(7) DURAINK series ribbons are not designed for printing process occurring in the following conditions:
outdoors, dusty environments or solvent/chemical splash locations. Print image quality is not guaranteed.
Dust causes print troubles.
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Contents
1.
ORGANIZATION OF THIS MANUAL ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 1
2.
UNPACKING ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 2
2-1. CHECKING THE PACKING LIST ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 2
2-2. REMOVING THE PROTECTIVE DEVICES ON THE PRINTER ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 3
3.
INSTALLATION ENVIRONMENT AND POWER SUPPLY CONNECTION ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 4
3-1. INSTALLATION ENVIRONMENT ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 4
3-2. GROUND AND POWER SUPPLY CONNECTIONS ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 5
4.
NOTES ON USE ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 6
4-1. NOTES ON HANDLING ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 6
4-2. NOTE ON USING LABELS/TAGS ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 6
4-3. CONSUMABLES ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 6
5.
DESCRIPTIONS OF PARTS ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 8
5-1. NAMES OF PARTS ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 8
5-2. NAMES OF CUTTER PARTS・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 9
5-3. FRONT CONTROL PANEL ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 10
5-4. PAPER DETECTION SENSORS ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 10
6.
DESCRIPTIONS OF FUNCTIONS OF EACH SECTION ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 11
6-1. PRINTER INITIALIZATION OPERATION ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 11
6-2. BACK PANEL DIP SWITCHSETTINGS (SETTING THE SCSI ID) ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 11
6-3. CONECTING THE SCSI TERMINATOR・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 12
7.
LOADING LABELS/TAGS ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 13
8.
LOADING RIBBON ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 15
8-1. LOADING RIBBON ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 15
8-2. REPLACING RIBBON ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 18
9.
CHANGING THE THERMAL HEAD PRESSURE ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 19
10. TEST PRINTING ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 20
11. MAINTENANCE ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 21
11-1. CLEANING THE INSIDE OF THE PRINTER ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 21
11-2. REMOVING THE INTERRUPTIVE-TYPE CENTER HOLE SENSOR ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 25
12. REPLACING COMPONENTS ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 26
12-1. REPLACING THE THERMAL HEAD・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 26
12-2. REPLACING THE PLATEN ROLLER・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 29
12-3. REPLACING THE FUSE ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 30
13. NOTES ON USING CUTTER (CUTTER MODEL) ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 31
14. TROUBLESHOOTING ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 32
APPENDIX A BASIC SPECIFICATIONS ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 34
APPENDIX B INTERFACE ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 35
APPENDIX C SPECIFICATIONS FOR LABELS AND RIBBONS・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 36
APPENDIX D LABEL SPECIFICATIONS・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 37
APPENDIX E THE POSITION OF THE THERMAL HEAD ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 39
APPENDIX F INPORTANT ITEMS OF DAILY OPERATION ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 40
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1. Organization of This Manual
●Read this manual from the beginning.
before using the printer.
Read the cautions, notes, and Chapters 3 and 4 in particular very carefully
●Unpacking (Chapter 2)
This chapter instructions for unpacking, and describes the items included with the printer.
●Installation (Chapter 3)
This chapter explains points that require special attention when setting up the printer.
●Notes on Use (Chapter 4)
This chapter provides cautions concerning the handling of the printer and the use of labels/tags.
●Description of Parts (Chapter 5)
This chapter explains the names of the parts of the printer and how to operate the front control panel.
●Functions (Chapter 6)
This chapter explains the initial settings of the printer, and tasks that must be performed each time the labels/tags are
replaced.
●Loading Labels/Tags and Ribbon, and changing the thermal head pressure (Chapters 7, 8 and 9)
These chapters explain how to load labels/tags and ribbon, and how to change the thermal head pressure.
specified labels/tabs and ribbon.)
(Use the
●Test Printing (Chapter 10)
This chapter explains the test printing procedure. Test printing is used to determine whether a problem lies with
hardware or software. It is also used to check printing quality.
●Maintenance (Chapter 11)
This chapter explains how to clean each section of the printer.
enable you to use it in optimal condition for a long time.
Periodic and proper cleaning of the printer will
●Replacing Components (Chapter 12)
This chapter explains how to replace the thermal head, platen roller, and fuse.
●Notes on Using Cutter (Chapter 13)
●Troubleshooting (Chapter 14)
This chapter explains how to resolve problems.
Note:
Understanding references to the "left" and "right" side of the printer
References in this manual to the "left" and "right" side of the printer refer to the left and right sides of the
printer when viewed from the front of the printer (where the form ejection opening is).
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2. Unpacking
Detailed illustrations are provided in the "Unpacking Instructions" included in the carton.
① Open the outer carton, and remove the accessories and padding
material.
② Lift the printer up and out of the outer carton.
③ Carry the printer carefully in both hands with it leaning against
your body, and gently place it on a desk or table.
④ Remove the vinyl bag and the packet of silica gel.
Outer Carton
Fig.1
Caution:
The printer weighs approximately 41.8lbs(19kg). When lifting the printer out of the outer carton,
hold the printer on the bottom and be careful not to drop it.
Note:
The unpacking instructions, the outer carton, and the padding material will be needed if it is ever
necessary to repack the printer. Therefore, be careful not to damage them while unpacking the
printer, and store them carefully for future use
2-1. Checking the Packing List
After removing the printer from the carton, make sure that you have all of the items listed below and that
they are not damaged.
・Main Printer Body
・Two ribbon roller gear units
・One ribbon core
・Two roll pressure plates
・One roll holder shaft
・One power cord
・One spare fuse
・One screwdriver
・One Operation Manual (this manual)
・Unpacking Instructions
・One guarantee card
・Two screw locks(SW(400dpi)only)
・One SCSI terminator
・One set of Printer driver and set up guide
・One output paper guide
・Cleaning cloth
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2-2. Removing the Protective Devices on the Printer
①Unscrew the metal anchor fittings on top of the printer and remove them.
Then, insert the screws back into the printer.
Metal anchor fittings
Fig.2
②Remove the thermal head protective sheet.
Thermal head
protective sheet
Fig.3
Note:
Store the locking brackets and the thermal head protective sheet, sine they will be necessary
if you ever need to repack the printer.
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3. Installation Environment and Power Supply Connections
3-1. Installation Environment
● Select a stable location where the printer can be installed with plenty of room.
In order to get the maximum performance from the printer and in order to ensure safe usage, keep the
following points in mind.
● In order to make it easier to operate and inspect the printer, allow for plenty of space around the printer.
A space of 6"(150mm) or more on the left side of the printer in particular should be kept free of obstacles.
● The printer should be used in a dust- and dirt-free environment.
● Make sure that the power supply that is input to the printer is not subjected to large, temporary fluctuations in
voltage or current, and that the printer is not subjected to broad-band noise or electrostatic discharge.
● Install the printer in a location that is not exposed to direct sunlight and is not subjected to rapid changes in
temperature and humidity.
● When connecting the power cord, be sure to connect the ground.
● Do not install the printer in a location that is subject to vibration.
● Install the printer as far away as possible from radios and television sets.
Caution:
●When installing the printer, make sure
that at least 6"(150mm) or more area on
the left side of the printer is free of
obstructions, as shown in the diagram at
right. If this clearance is not provided,
there is a danger that the printer could
fall from the desk or table when the cover
is opened.
6” (15cm) or more
Caution:
5℃85%
● When installing or moving the
printer, tilt it toward you, then lift after
sliding your fingers into the space
between the printer and the desk.
Be careful not to pinch your fingers.
Humidity
29℃85%
5℃55%
35℃39%
Reference:
35℃10%
The dimensions and weight of the printer are as follows:
Temperature
Width:11.4 inches (290mm), Depth:11.8 inches (300mm)
Height:12.99 inches (330mm), Weight:41.8lbs (19kg)
Fig.4
Width:11.4 inches (290mm), Depth:11.8 inches (300mm)
Temperature-Humidity graph
Height:12.99 inches (330mm), Weight:41.8lbs (19kg)
See the Temperature-Humidity graph for the operating temperature and
operating humidity (non-condensing).
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3-2. Ground and Power Supply Connections
Please observe the following precautions for safe
operation.
● In order to avoid damage from electrostatic
discharge, lightning strikes, leak current, etc., be
sure to connect the ground before connecting the
power supply.
★Do not use a gas pipe as a ground, which could
result in a fire, gas explosion, or damage to the
equipment.
●The voltage must be 110V or less at no load (when
the printer is not connected), and 90V or more at
full load (when the printer is connected and
operates).
●The outlet that is used for the printer should be
used only for the printer.
★Using a multi-outlet adapter or extension cord
can result in a fire or in miss-operation.
●Stepping on or pressing on the power cord can
result in an accident, such as a fire or electric
shock.
Be careful not to crush the cord,
especially when moving desks, etc.
●Make sure that the power cord is plugged in as far
as it will go. Do not use a loose outlet, which
can result in a poor connection. Such an outlet
could cause a fire. If you will not be using the
printer for an extended period of time, unplug the
power
cord from the outlet.
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4. Notes on Use
4-1. Notes on Handling
● Do not move or carry the printer while it is printing.
● This printer does not have a waterproof construction. Do not spill water or other liquids on it.
● Use a shielded cable for the interface cable. If an unshielded cable is used, it is possible that noise will be
generated on nearby television sets and radios.
● Whenever plugging in any connectors, be sure to turn the power off first.
● Whenever plugging in or unplugging the power cord, always grasp the plug, not the cord.
● Do not modify the printer or remove any components.
● Do not put something before the exhaust hole. Ensure that the exhaust hole remains unobstacled. If the
exhaust hose is obstacled, the inside temperature of the printer rises too high, which can result in the damage
to the printer.
● If you suspect a malfunction or other abnormality (such as abnormal odors, heat, or sounds), turn off the
power immediately, unplug the power cord, and contact your service representative. Do not continue to use
the printer if it has malfunctioned or if any other abnormality has occurred.
● Cleaning the Output Slot Paper Guide
Pull out the output slot paper guide and remove the dirt and dust.
4-2. Notes on Using Labels/Tags
●Labels/Tags and Ink Ribbons
Be sure to use the recommended labels and ribbons.
Using non-recommended labels or ribbons can result in problems such as poor print quality and damage to
thermal head or other printer components.
Use non-recommended labels or ribbons on your own authority.
Use such an ink ribbon that is 0.39” (10mm) or more wider than the backing paper (though narrower than 079”
(20mm)). If the backing paper of the labels touches the thermal head directly, the thermal head may be worn
which can result in the breakdown of the head.
●Pre-printed Label
The pre-printed labels that has already frames or lines printed on them may damage the thermal head because
of the ink used in pre-printing. When you are going to use pre-printed labels, contact us or your dealer and
check whether the labels are suitable. The ink that contains pigment particularly shortens the useful life of
the thermal head remarkably. Be sure not to print on the pre-printed portions because the ink will be attached
to the heated thermal head which causes the poor print quality.
Note that you can use pre-printed labels only with reflective sensor on DURAPRINTER SW (Usually, the
labels sold by NITTO DENKO can not be used with reflective sensor.).
●Label rolls and ribbon rolls
Store unused label rolls or ribbon rolls in a cool dark place, such as a desk drawer.
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●Recommended combination of supplies (size)
THERMALHEAD
RIBBON
LABEL
LABEL LINER
platen roller
Label liner width + 20 mm > Ink ribbon ≧ Label liner width + 10 mm
Label width + 20 mm > Label liner width ≧ Label width + 4 mm
The recommended combination of label, label liner and ink ribbon sizes is as shown above.
Especially, the difference in width between label liner and ink ribbon gives the following effects
(the ribbon is wider than the label liner).
The hardware design of the machine is based on this difference.
(1)An allowance to transfer the platen roller carrying torque to the ink ribbon is required so as to
ensure high running stability of ink ribbon which contacts tight the label and label liner which
have different surface friction properties.
(2)The thermal head must be protected (from wear) from staggering of label edge with respect to
liner and from burrs of label liner edges.
4-3.Consumables
●Consumables
The thermal head and platen roller are consumable items.
Those items are user-replaceable.
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5. Descriptions of Parts
5-1. Names of Parts
Cover sensor
Metal anchor fittings for transportation
(Removed after opening the box)
Upper cover handle
Front control panel
Front cover
Front cover
interlock switch
Paper output slot
(Output slot paper guide)
Power switch
Note
Check whether the output slot paper guide is inserted
to the paper output slot.
If not, insert the output slot paper guide into the slots at the sides of the paper output slot until it
locks.
Fig.5 Front View
Back panel DIP switches
(DIP SW)
SCSI I/F connector
Fuse holder
Power connector
Fig.6 Rear View
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5-2. Names of Cutter Parts
Cutter sensors
Cutter belt
Cutter disk
Fig.7
Note:
Do not cut the glue portion of a label. The cutter becomes dull immediately by cutting the glue portion.
When the glue portion of a label is cut, clean the cutter disk at once.
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5-3. Front Control Panel
Each of the functions of the front control panel is described below.
①
②
④
③
Fig.8
5-4.Paper Detective Sensors
①
②
③
① Power
This indicates whether printer power is on or off. This
lamp lights when the power is on.
②Error
Off:
The printer is in the "ready" state.
Blinking: The printer is in the "paused" state.
On:
The printer is in the "error" state. The printer
beeps continuously while it is in this state.
③Pause
Use this switch to select between the "ready" state and the
"paused" state. Each time this switch is pressed, the Error
lamp switches between blinking and being off.
④Feed
Each time this switch is pressed, the printer feeds forward
one page of labels.
①Reflective sensor (movable)
This sensor can detect "eye" marks on the back of forms, and
notches in the edge of forms. (This sensor provides paper feed
accuracy that is inferior to that of sensors ② and ③
described below.)
②Interruptive-type center sensor (fixed)
This sensor detects gaps between forms (breaks in the backing
paper) and detects center holes. (This sensor provides the best
paper feed accuracy.)
③Interruptive-type form edge sensor(movable)
This sensor detects gaps between forms (breaks in the backing
paper), and notches in the edge of forms. (This sensor provides
paper feed accuracy that is inferior to that of sensor ②
above.)
Adjust the position of the sensor so that labels pass
h
h h
f h
Fig.9
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6. Description of Functions of Each Section
6-1. Printer Initialization Operation
● When the power is turned on, after the hardware completes initialization, the printer performs a thermal
head check (checking for disconnected wires) after the memory test. While the thermal head check is in
progress, the Error LED flashes and the printer beeps intermittently. When the Error LED turns off and
the beeping stops, the printer has completed the initialization operation.
6-2. Setting the DIP Switches on the Rear of the Printer (Setting the SCSI ID)
1. Setting the SCSI ID
The SCSI ID is set through the DIP switches on the rear of the printer.
When the printer is shipped from the factory, the SCSI ID is set to "2".
When connecting just the printer, or when "2" is not the SCSI ID of any other SCSI device, there is no need to
change the setting of the SCSI ID on the printer.
If the SCSI ID of another SCSI device is also "2," it is necessary to set the SCSI IDs so that each device has a
unique SCSI ID.
Note
Although SCSI IDs can range from 0 to 7, "7" is frequently used by the SCSI board as its own ID.
SCSI ID correspondence table
DIP SW
SCSI ID NO.0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
2
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
2.Setting the Parity
DIP SW 4 ON: Parity ON
DIP SW 4 OFF: Parity OFF
3
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Factory setting
Factory setting
3.Forms Mode during Test Printing
DIP SW 6 OFF: Label Marker Detection
DIP SW 6 ON: Continuous Paper
4.Paper Cut with Feed Switch (Cutter model)
DIP SW 6 OFF: No Cut
DIP SW 6 ON: Cut
5.Miscellaneous
DIP SW 5 OFF: Other than Windows XP
DIP SW 5 ON: Windows XP
Factory setting
Factory setting
Factory setting
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6-3. Connecting the SCSI Terminator
● If the only SCSI device that is connected to the computer is a printer, connect the SCSI terminator to the
printer.
● If multiple SCSI devices are connected to the computer, connect the SCSI terminator to the last device in
the chain of SCSI devices connected to the computer.
Note:
When turning on the power, turn on each of the SCSI devices first, including the printer.
Wait for about 10 seconds before you turn on the computer.
When turning the power off, turn off the computer first, and then turn off the SCSI devices.
Terminator
Fig.10
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7. Loading labels/Tags
①Place the label/tag roll on the roll holder plate.
Roll holder plate
Roll holder shaft
Label/Tag roll
Fig.11
・ The roll holder shaft has a scale on it. Line up the label/tag roll so that it is positioned at the center of the
scale. Tighten the screw knob to fix the roll paper plates as it presses the flat surface (the surface without
scales on it) of the roll holder shaft.
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②Open the upper cover, and place the left and right ends of the roll holder shaft in the shaft holders on the
printer.
Note:
When loading or replacing labels/tags, the roll holder plates may fall off of the core of the label/tag
roll.
Be sure to hold the roll holder plates in place with both hands when loading the labels/tags
into the printer.
Dropping one of the roll holder plates on the thermal head can damage the head.
Shaft
holder
Shaft
Fig.12
③ Spread the paper guides wider than the width of the label, and then load the labels/tags by threading them
through the paper guide and the sensors, until the labels/tags reach the platen roller.
④ Push the paper guides towards the center until they touch both edges of the label.
⑤ Close the top cover.
Interruptive-type
center sensor
Reflective sensor
Platen roller
Interruptive-type
form edge sensor
Paper guides
Fig.13
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8. Loading Ribbon
8-1. Loading Ribbon
①Insert the ribbon roller gear unit in a ribbon core.
gear unit.
Position the ribbon core at the center of the ribbon roller
Ribbon roller gear unit
(Take-up)
Ribbon core
Fig.14
②Open the top cover of the printer.
Top cover
Fig.15
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③Insert the ribbon roller gear unit in a new ribbon (supply ribbon) core so that the new ribbon core is positioned
at the center of the ribbon roller gear unit, just as in step ①.
Supply ribbon
Ribbon roller
gear unit
Shaft holder
on top cover
Fig.16
④Take the ribbon roller gear unit with a ribbon core on it that was prepared in step ①, and place it in the
v-shaped notches on the top cover. Then lift up the leader tape on the new ribbon (supply ribbon) and attach
it to the ribbon core (take-up ribbon core).
(Take-up) Ribbon core
Fig.17
Caution
The thermal head may be hot. When loading a ribbon, be careful not to touch the thermal head.
Caution Print head is hot
This warning label is located near the thermal head.
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⑤Push the roller gear unit (the one with the ribbon core on it and the leader tape attached) into the take-up
ribbon shaft holder on the top cover until the roller gear unit clicks into place.
Take-up ribbon
shaft holder
Fig.18
⑥Turn the take-up knob counterclockwise to take up the slack in the ribbon.
Take-up knob
Fig.19
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8-2. Replacing Ribbon
①Grasp the used ribbon, and pull the ribbon roller gear unit out of the take-up ribbon shaft holder on the top
cover of the printer.
Used ribbon
Fig.20
②Pull out the ribbon roller gear unit from the used ribbon.
Ribbon roller
gear unit
Fig.21
③Use the empty supply ribbon core as the next take-up ribbon core.
Note:
If the front cover is opened and closed frequently while the ribbon take-up diameter is large, the
ribbon that has been taken up may begin to lean too much to one side, making it difficult to remove
when replacing the ribbon.
In this event, pull the ribbon back towards the center and then remove it.
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9. Changing the Thermal Head Pressure
Caution
●Turn the power off before performing this procedure.
●Note that the thermal head may still be hot even if the power has been turned off.
This warning label is located near the thermal head.
Caution Print head is hot.
①If the labels are less than 2"(50mm) wide, hold down the heating element side of the thermal head with your
finger and insert the thermal head pressure changing plate under the two discs.
Thermal head
pressure changing
plate
Fig.22
②If the labels are 2"(50mm) or more wide, hold down the heating element side of the thermal head with your
finger and remove the thermal head pressure changing plate under the two discs.
Thermal head pressure
changing plate
Fig.23
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10. Test Printing
The test printing procedure is described below. When installing the printer, always be sure to perform a test print once
before connecting the printer to the computer.
●Confirm that the form mode is "continuous form" mode. (DIP switch 6 on the back of the printer should be
"ON.")
●Load 3.94"(100mm)-wide continuous forms (normal paper of coated paper) and 4.72"(120mm)-wide
ribbon(Wax/resin type) into the printer.
●To execute a test print, turn on the power while holding down the "Feed" button on the front panel.
●To end the test, press the "Pause" switch and then turn the power off.
●At the start of the test printing, the head discontinuity is checked. The head check pattern is printed on the first
page, and demo printing patterns are printed on the second and subsequent pages.
●Turn off the DIP switch 6 on the back of the printer.
Test printing examples
pattern
Demo printing pattern
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11. Maintenance
In order to keep the printer operating in peak condition for a long time, be sure to perform the maintenance and inspections
described below. If these maintenance and inspection procedures are not performed, the printer will not be covered by its
warranty.
Caution:
●When performing maintenance and inspections, be sure to turn both the printer and the computer
off, and disconnect the power cords from the power outlets.
●Use the cleaning cloth included in the box, isopropyl alcohol, methanol, or ethanol to clean
the thermal head, platen rollers, and form sensors. Using other solvents could damage
the components. Handle isopropyl alcohol and methanol carefully, as both are flammable.
Also, do not attempt to clean the thermal head while it is hot.
Note
①Use the cleaning cloth included in the box or a clean and previously unused cloth when cleaning.
Never use chemical cleaning cloths.
②If you will touch the inside of the printer, remove any precious metals or gloves from your hands.
Be careful not to scratch the thermal head with any metallic buttons, rings, bracelets, or other
metallic objects.
③Do not apply any lubricants to any part of the printer. Lubricants are applied at the factory, and
do not need to be applied by the user.
④Do not spray any solvent, cleaning solution, or anything else onto, into or around the printer.
If spray gets into the printer, damage may result.
11-1. Cleaning the Inside of the Printer
Caution
Be certain to turn the power off first.
The inside of the printer should be cleaned after every 985ft(300m) of labels. (In other words, after using one
standard 985ft ribbon.)
Clean the following locations:
Paper guide, platen roller, paper sensors, ribbon peeler (the stainless cover), ribbon take-up bar, and
thermal head.
Turn the power off, disconnect the power cord from the power outlet, open the top cover of the printer, remove
the labels and ribbon, and then clean the locations listed above with a clean cloth dampened with isopropyl
alcohol, methanol, or ethanol.
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Cleaning the Paper Guide
Paper guide
Fig.24
Cleaning the Platen Roller
Clean while turning the gears manually.
Platen roller
Fig.25
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Cleaning the Paper Sensors
The sensor located between the paper guide and the platen roller through which the labels pass is the
Interruptive-type sensor. Pass a cloth dampened with alcohol through the region where the labels pass and
then move the cloth back and forth several times to clean the sensor.
Clean the surface of the reflective sensor.
Interruptive-type
form edge sensor
Reflective sensor
Fig.26
Cleaning the Ribbon Peeler and the Ribbon Take-up Bar
Ribbon peeler
Ribbon take-up bar
Fig.27
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Cleaning the Thermal Head
Thermal head
Fig.28
Caution
Note that the thermal head may still be hot even if the power has been turned off.
This warning label is located near the thermal head.
Caution Print head is hot.
Cleaning the Cutter (Cutter Model)
Clean the cutter disk with a cotton swab dampened with isopropyl alcohol, methanol, or ethanol.
Cutter disk
Fig.29
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11-2. Removing the Interruptive-type Center Sensor
If a label accidentally sticks to the bottom portion (tunnel portion) of the Interruptive-type center sensor, remove
the Interruptive-type center sensor as described below and remove the label.
①Use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the left and right screws holding the Interruptive-type center sensor in
place.
Interruptive-type
center sensor
Screw
Fig.30
②Remove the Interruptive-type center sensor unit and then remove the label.
Interruptive-type
center sensor
Fig.31
③Re-attach the Interruptive-type center sensor unit and then use a flat-blade screw driver to tighten the left and
right screws.
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12. Replacing Components
12-1. Replacing the Thermal Head
After being used for a long period of time, the thermal head may reach the end of its operational life, which will
manifest itself through a deterioration in print quality resulting from broken wiring in the thermal head (resulting
in white vertical lines), blurred bar codes and text, etc. It is then necessary to replace the thermal head in order
to maintain the print quality. The thermal head replacement procedure is described below. (The thermal head is
considered to be a consumable component.)
Note
The thermal head is considered to be a consumable component.
Holding them in reserve is recommended.
①Turn the power switch off, open the top cover, and remove the ribbon on the take-up side.
Caution:
Note that the thermal head may still be hot even if the power has been turned off.
This warning label is located near the thermal head.
Caution Print head is hot.
②Press the left and right release levers, and remove the thermal head.
Release levers
Fig.32
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③Disconnect the two connectors on the thermal head, and then remove the thermal head from the printer.
Connectors
Fig.33
④Being careful not to scratch it, connect the connectors to the new thermal head.
Fig.34
Note:
When connecting and disconnecting the connectors, make sure to match the polarity and the
positioning of the connectors first. Also, be careful not to bend the connector pins.
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⑤After setting the thermal head bracket into the guide holes in the printer, push the thermal head in until it locks
in place.
Be careful not to bend the ribbon peeler.
Guide holes in printer
Fig.35
Note:
●When replacing the thermal head, be careful not to scratch the new thermal head, or get it dirty.
●When replacing the thermal head, be careful not to touch the heating element surface with your fingers.
Sweat on your fingers will contain salt, which could corrode the protective film on the surface of
the thermal head. If you do accidentally touch the surface, clean it immediately.
●After installing the thermal head, wipe it gently.
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12-2. Replacing the Platen Roller
After being used for a long period of time, wear on the platen roller may result in a deterioration in print quality,
such as blurred bar codes and text, etc. It is then necessary to replace the platen roller in order to maintain the
print quality. The platen roller replacement procedure is described below. (The platen roller is considered to be
a consumable component.)
①Press down the release levers at the left and right ends of the platen roller and remove the platen roller.
(Remove the end with the gears first.)
Shaft holder end
Gear end
Release levers
Fig.36
②Install the new platen roller.
Fig.37
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12-3. Replacing the Fuse
①Turn the fuse holder cap counterclockwise with a coin or a flat-blade screwdriver and pull out the fuse.
②Remove the old fuse and push a new fuse into place. (One replacement fuse is included with the printer.)
Fuse
Fig.38
Caution
Replace the fuse only with a fuse of the same type and ratings.
result in a fire.
Using a different type of fuse could
The ratings for the fuse is 3.15A time lag, 250V AC.
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13. Notes on Using Cutter(Cutter Model)
● Cutting the Labels with Glue
Be sure to cut the backing paper part between labels when using the labels with glue.
Cutting position
Labels
Backing paper
Fig.39
When the cutting can not be performed on the backing paper portion, make an adjustment to the cut
position with the position corrective mechanism of the printer driver.
Note
●The cutter becomes dull immediately by cutting the glue portion of the label.
When the glue portion of a label is cut, clean the cutter disk at once.
●Do not cut the continuous paper labels without the back paper portion.
±0.04”(1mm)
● Cutting the Perforated Labels
Cutting is prohibited within the 0.08” (2mm) region before and after the perforation.
Be sure to cut other portion of the backing paper.
Cutting is
Prohibited.
Perforation
Fig.40
● The Thickness of the Paper that the Cutter can Cut
The cutter can cut the paper of 0.003” (0.08mm) to 0.010” (0.25mm) thick.
−Replacing the Cutter−
The cutter becomes dull with time.
In this case make contact to your dealer.
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14. Troubleshooting
This chapter explains what to check when the printer does not operate correctly, and what steps to take to resolve
the problem.
Symptom
Considerable Cause
Remedy
Test printing does not
・The “Feed” switch is not pressed.
・Turn on the power while pressing the
work.
“Feed” switch.
The printer does not print ・The power switch is not ON.
・Turn on the power cable or power
at all.
switch.
(The form is not fed.)
・You have turned on the printer after ・Turn on the printer first, and, after the
the personal computer.
buzzer ceased to sound, turn on the
personal computer.
・ The communication cable has
・Re-connect the communication cable
connection
problems,
or
is
or replace it.
disconnected.
・The printer is not ready.
・Press “Pause” and then “Error” LED
goes off.
・A SCSI board is not selected as the ・Set trspX-Y-Z (X,Y and Z stands for a
printer.
number respectively.) for the “Print
Port” on the ”advanced” tub of
Printer Driver.
A paper jam occurs.
・The position of the leading edge of
・Set the paper as it covers the platen
the paper is wrong.
roller.
・The length is not measured correctly ・Open the printer driver and perform
or the stored length data are
the measurement again.
destroyed.
・The paper size is not correct.
・Designate the paper size on the printer
driver.
・The selection of the paper is wrong.
・ Equate the paper mounted on the
printer and the paper type selected on
the application software.
・ The paper sensor is not selected ・Use the paper sensor designated by the
appropriately.
printer driver.
・The paper sensor is in the wrong
・Interruptive-type paper edge sensor:
position.
Move the sensor where its notches
catch the paper.
Reflective-type paper sensor:
Set the sensor to the eye mark on
the back side of the paper.
・The paper guides are in the wrong ・Set the paper guides so that they hold
position.
the both edges of the paper.
The buzzer remains
sounding.
・The thermal head is worn out.
・When the cover sensor is closed and
the front cover interlock switch is
OFF, the head breaking error is
assumed.
・The buzzer may sound when PSU
(power supply) is under abnormal
conditions.
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・Replace the thermal head.
・ Check the front cover interlock
switch.
・PSU needs replacement or repair.
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The printer does not print ・The ribbon is installed backwards or
while the paper is fed.
the ribbon is not installed.
・ The selection of the supplied
material type or that of the
density is wrong.
The blurred or creased
・ The supplied material has been
printing occur.
changed.
・The supplied material other than the
specified one is used.
・The platen roller is worn out.
・The thermal head is worn out.
・The ribbon is creased.
・The ribbon is not installed straight.
・The selection of the supplied material
type, the density, or the print speed is
wrong.
・Properly re-install the ribbon, so that
the inked side faces out (the surface).
・Change the selection of the supplied
material type or the density to make
them appropriate.
・Change the Print Density setting to a
higher value.
・Change over to the specified supplied
material.
・Replace the platen roller.
・Replace the thermal head.
・Re-install the ribbon without creasing
it.
・Re-install the ribbon properly.
・Change the selection of the supplied
material type, the density, or the print
speed to make them appropriate.
Error Display Lamps
Through the small hole on the right side cover, you can see seven segments of LED lamps on the electronic board
inside the printer. These lamps indicate the status of the printer and the displayed number is useful to identify the
error. When you make an inquiry to us about the mal-function of your printer, please inform us of the displayed
number together with the problem.
Displayed No.
0
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
41
64
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
90
91
The status of the printer
No error
Paper jam
Paper end
Ribbon end
Thermal head overheating
Head open
Failure of measuring the length
Head broken or cover interlock switch OFF
Cutter jam or cover interlock switch OFF
SCSI error
Printer operating
Wrong parameters
Page data not designated
Operation data not designated
Image data not designated
Leading edge alignment not performed
The cover is open.
Reset mode
Pause
RAM error
ROM error
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APPENDIX A
1.Printing method
2.Dot density
3.Printing speed
4.Max. printing width
5.Max. printing height
6.Page width
7.Page length
8.Page thickness
9.Internal paper roll
(1)Winding direction
(2)Paper roll
outer diameter
(3)Paper tube
inner diameter
10.Form sensor type
Basic Specifications
SW(400dpi)
Thermal transfer method
400dpi(15.75dot/mm)
0.5”/sec to 4.0”/sec
SW-600(600dpi)
Remarks
600dpi(23.6dot/mm)
1.0”/sec to 3.0”/sec
3.84” (1536dot)
4.18” (2496dot)
12.00” (4800line)
9.84” (5906line)
0.98” to 4.33” (25 to 110mm)
0.39” to 12.00”
0.39” to 9.84”
0.005” to 0.010”
0.005” to 0.008”
Including the backing paper
Printing surface outside/inside
φ5.9” (150mm) or less φ5.9” (150mm) or less
φ3 +0.08 inch
-0.04
(76.2+2
−1mm)
+0.08
φ3 -0.04 inch
(76.2+2
−1mm)
(1)Interruptive-type form edge sensor (movable)
(2)Reflective sensor movable
Detects notches and the backing
paper
Detects “eye” marks
(3)Interruptive-type center sensor (fixed)
Detects backing paper and center
hole.
11.Ribbon width
1.57” to 4.72” (40 to 120mm)
At least 0.39” (10mm) wider than the
forms (less than 0.78” (20mm))
12.Supply
ribbon roll
(1)Winding direction:Ink on the outside
+0.04
(2)Paper tube inner dimension:φ1-0
inch
(φ25.4+1
−0mm)
(3)Length of ending silver tape:5.90” or more
(4)Winding dimension:φ2.76” or less
(5)Ribbon length:985ft (reference value)
13.Host interface
14.External
dimensions
15.Weight
16.Power consumption
SCSI conforming
Height
12.6” (330mm)
Width
11.4” (290mm)
Depth
11.8” (300mm)
41.8lbs (19Kg) or less
150W
17.Input power
AC100V
18.Operating temperature 5−35℃、10−85%RH (non-condensing)
See Temperature-Humidity Graph
and humidity requirements
19.Options
-1.External
roll holder
-2.Pealer
-3.Cutter
Roll diameter :
φ9.84” (250mm) or more
Field option
Field option
Not equipped
Field option
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APPENDIX B
Interface
The SCSI communications ports are located on the right rear side of the printer.
The signal assignments for the two SCSI connectors are shown below.
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Signal name
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
No.
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
Signal name
DB0
DB1
DB2
DB3
DB4
DB5
DB6
DB7
DBp
GND
GND
GND
TERMPWR
No.
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Signal name
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
No.
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
Signal name
GND
GND
ATN
GND
BSY
ACK
RST
MSG
SEL
C/D
REQ
I/O
The connector for SW (400dpi) is the bellows type of half-pitch size with 50 pins (female).
The connector for SW-600 (600dpi) is the pin type of half-pitch size with 50 pins (female).
Electrical requirements
The transmission system is considered to be a single-end system, and the electrical requirements
concerning the SCSI bus I/O characteristics and timing characteristics conform with SCSI (Small
Computer System Interface - ANSI X3.131-1986 and JIS X 6051-1990/ISO 9316-1989).
However, the operating characteristics are stipulated only for the case where the printer is a target. The printer
supplies terminator power.
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APPENDIX C
Specifications for Labels and Ribbons
RECOMMENDED LABELS AND RIBBBONS
Use the specified labels and ribbons (ink ribbons) on this printer.
No.
Label
Ribbon
1
DURATACK 10PN
DURAINK 10PN
2
DURATACK PON
DURAINK 10PN
3
DURATACK PT
DURAINK DLH
4
NP coated paper
DURAINK G
Note
Be sure to use the recommended labels and ribbons.
Using non-recommended labels or ribbons can result in problems such as poor print quality and
damage to thermal head or other printer components.
Use non-recommended labels or ribbons on your own authority.
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APPENDIX D
Label Specifications
0.08”0r more
Feeding
(1) Backing paper (Interruptive-type center sensor)
There must be a backing paper position of
0.04”(2mm) to 0.20”(5mm) in direction of height.
The width of the center part of the label must be
0.20”(5mm) or more.
The sensor output potential difference between label
and backing paper must be 1V or more.
direction
1. Layout of page detection areas
0.20” or less
0.20” or more
(center part)
direction
Printing surface
0.08”0r more
Feeding
0.20” or less
0.35”or less
Printing surface
H
H
Center of label
direction
(3)Notches (interruptive-type form edge sensor)
In the left edge of the forms (looking from the front
of the printer), there must be notches that satisfy
the dimensions indicated below:
When page length is less than 2.75” (70mm):
0.35”(9mm)W or more×0.08”(2mm)H to 0.16”(4mm)H
When page length is 2.75” (70mm) or more:
0.35”(9mm)W×0.08”(2mm)H
to 0.47”(12mm)W×0,20”(5mm)H
0.24” or less
Feeding
(2)Backing Paper (Interruptive-type form edge sensor)
The trimming in the left edge of the forms (looking
from the front of the printer), must not be wider than
0.35” (9mm). The backing paper part between
labels must be not less than 0.08” (2mm) and not
more than 0.20” (5mm). The printing surface must
be 0.24” (6mm) or wider.
The sensor output potential difference between label
and backing paper must be 1V or more.
W
W
2.17”
1.73”
Feeding
direction
Backside of paper
(4)Back-side “Eye” marks (Reflective sensor)
Dimensions: 5mm or less
There must be an “eye” mark of
0.47” (12mm):W ×0.12” (3mm) to 0.20” (5mm):H
within the region indicated by dotted lines in the
figure at right.
The sensor output potential difference between “eye”
mark and other portions of the label must be 1V or
more.
0.12”(3mm) to 0.20”(5mm)
(5)Center hole (Interruptive-type center sensor)
Inner diameter:φ0.12”(3mm) to 0.20”(5mm)
The center of the hole must be within 0.02” (0.5mm)
of the center of the form width
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2. Miscellaneous (Printing Area)
Printing must occur within the shaded regions in the illustrations
0.06” or more
(1)Diecut forms
Page length up to 3.94”(100mm):
0.06”(1.5mm) or more (in direction of height)
Page length over 3.94”(100mm):
0.10”(2.5mm) or more (in direction of height)
Page height
0.08” or more
0.08” or more
0.06” or more
Page width
0.06” or more
(2)Other than diecut forms
Page length up to 3.94”(100mm):
0.06”(1.5mm) or more (in direction of height)
Page length over 3.94”(100mm):
0.10”(2.5mm) or more (in direction of height)
0.08” or more
0.08” or more
0.06” or more
Page width
Note:
The dropped or blurred printing may occur outside the printing area.
Do not allow barcodes and characters to go over the edge of the label.
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1
2
3
4
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Notched edge
Notched edge
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APPENDIX E The Position of the Thermal Head
1. When the thermal head has been moved after replacing the ink-ribbon or cleaning or replacing the thermal head,
etc., make sure that the thermal head is returned to its correct position.
2. See the illustration below. Move the thermal head forward, so that the positioning plates touch the screws. This
is the correct position of the thermal head. The positioning plates and the screws are located on both sides of the
thermal head. Make sure that the positioning plate on either side touches the screw.
3. When the thermal head slips back, wrinkling of the ink-ribbon or blurred printing may occur.
Thermal head
Forward
Positioning Plate
Pull the thermal head forward
so that the positioning plate
touches the screw.
Screw
Fig.41
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APPENDIX F Important Items of Daily Operation
1. Setting the Labels and Ink Ribbon
(1) Setting the labels5-1 Setting the labels
Set the labels straight without lateral deviation, using the edge of center fixing type sensor as a basis.
Pay attention to the paper feed pass when the external roll holder is used.
Label inside wind: From upper side (Label outside wind: From lower side)
(2) Setting the ink (ribbon)
Set the ink ribbon straight without lateral deviation (torsion) of ribbon being fed or taken up.
Good
Bad
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2. Cares When Operating
(1) When supplies are replaced, the following requirements must be met.
[1] Do not turn off the power to the personal computer.
Otherwise the data sent from the personal computer are lost.
If the power was turned off on SW printer, once quit operation of personal computer, and
start it again after printer power ON.
(Select “Restart Computer” on the termination screen of Windows, and execute it.)
[2] When replacing supplies, do not wear metallic protruding articles, such as watch.
Otherwise the heating element of thermal head is damaged, resulting in wire breakage.
[3] Be sure to set the moving sensor (when it is used).
If the moving sensor was once shifted to a side for easier label setting, be sure to return it
to its original position.
(2) When error such as supply error, label jam and so on occur on SW printer, do not turn
off the power at once. Because the indication of error appears on the screen.
(3) Do not touch the following parts with bare hand.
[1] Label surface (print surface)
[2] Ink transferring surface
[3] Heating element of thermal head
(4) Do not press the center fixing type sensor with undue force.
*
Label jam is caused.
*
Do not remove the center fixing type sensor even when it is not used.
It serves to suppress label lift.
(5) During printing do not pull the label with undue force.
*
Otherwise print deviation occurs.
(6) Do not tighten excessively the fixing screw for the backing of externally provided roll holder
when the external roll holder is used.
*
Otherwise normal rotation is disturbed.
3. Daily Check
The following daily check is required.
After checking clean the machine as necessary according
to the specified procedure.
(1) Checking before starting work at the beginning of week
[1] State of surface of thermal head: Flaw, sticking dust, extent of wear
[2] State of platen roller surface: Flaw, sticking dust
[3] Inside of printer: Existence/nonexistence of dust
[4] Externally provided holder: Sticking dust, checking of installation position
(2) Daily check
[1] Inside of printer: Existence/nonexistence of dust
[2] Thermal head: Existence/nonexistence of dust
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3-1. Cleaning
This is important item in order to keep the printer in peak condition for a long time, be sure to perform the
maintenance described below.
Clean the following parts according to the check cycle.
(1) Thermal head unit
* Clean the parts in addition to the heating element.
* Be sure to turn off the power before cleaning.
* Cleaning should be performed before start of work.
.
Put the winding ink ribbon on the V notch of
Upper cover to see the thermal head surface correctly.
Wipe the heat element component of the
thermal head several times only in one direction
<Cleaning Cloth>
The cleaning cloth intended for the thermal head is packed with the printer or the thermal head at
the time of purchase. The cleaning cloth is dampened with IPA and you can polish the thermal
head most effectively with it.
Replace the thermal head if you cannot improve the print quality.
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(2) Platen roller unit
If contamination by paper dust is significant, take out the unit, and clean it.
Taking-out method: Releasing the left and right locks, remove upward.
Left lock
(3) Paper sensor unit and Label output area
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Right lock
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